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Watermelon Cucumber Salad

When the mercury rises, and the humidity starts to build, it’s nice to have a few refreshing “go to” recipes in your back pocket. Cool green cucumbers and juicy red watermelon provide a colorful, thirst-quenching option. I like to dress this salad with a tangy vinaigrette. The watermelon absorbs some of the dressing as it […]

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Luxembourger Green Beans

Bou’neschlupp, a Luxembourgese peasant soup, is the inspiration for this simple, nutritious side dish. Green beans, potatoes and onions are gently simmered in seasoned broth until tender. Cooking with broth adds nutrients, and gives the vegetables a rich flavor and texture. I’ve left out the heavy cream and bacon found in the traditional soup, leaving […]

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Lemon Ricotta-filled Amaranth Crêpes

Amaranth flour is earthy and fine, and yields light, nut-like crêpes with a delicate texture. The batter consistency is slightly different from one made with a wheat flour base, so use a gentle hand when flipping your crêpes. Fill them with creamy ricotta, flavored with pure lemon zest, and naturally sweetened with just a touch […]

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Becca’s Scrambled Eggs with Fresh Tomato Salsa

My niece Becca uses no onions or garlic in her salsa. She keeps it simple and pure, all seasonings added to showcase the summery flavor of ripe, juicy tomatoes. Delicious on blue corn chips on a sultry July evening. Also surprisingly right atop some quick scrambled eggs with a little sour cream to balance the […]

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Chipotle-Peach Salmon

Chipotles, or smoked jalapeño chile peppers, add a mild but spicy smokiness to Mexican traditional dishes. In recent years, they’ve found their way across the border and have become more common in local groceries (check the Mexican food or specialty spice section). Mix the smoky chipotle with sweet, sultry peach, then bake the salmon in a […]

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Baked Potatoes Paprikash

You know that question “what one thing would you take with you if you were stranded on a desert island”? Well for me, the answer would probably be “a 10 pound sack of potatoes”. Bake your Potatoes Paprikash to a dark golden brown, with a crisped paprika jacket. Serve them alongside roasted chicken or grilled […]

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Golden Beet Salad

Golden beets have a mellow flavor that pairs well with tangy cheese, and rich, toasted walnuts. Ingredients 1 pound golden beets 1 cup walnuts ¾ cup olive oil ½ cup champagne vinegar 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard Salt and white pepper, to taste 1 small head Boston lettuce 1 small bunch Frisee lettuce […]

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French Onion Soup

Use mushroom stock in this French Onion Soup for a hearty vegetarian meal with earthy undertones. Add a fresh green salad and a crisp glass of Sancerre… you’re good to go!  Ingredients: 6 large onions (3 red, 3 yellow) 3 tablespoons butter Salt and pepper, to taste 2 teaspoons dried parsley 1 teaspoon dried basil […]

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Tropical Sweet Orange Cups

Make this recipe using sweet, seedless navel oranges. Delicious and readily available (with a peak growing season of January through March), their thick, vibrant skins make a beautiful presentation and perfect single serving-sized bowl. Ingredients 1 navel orange 3 tablespoons fresh pineapple*, chopped fine 2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut 2 tablespoons non-fat vanilla yogurt 3 […]

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